I don’t know who went and told my dentist that I’m badly in need of positive affirmations these days, but this was yesterday:
MY DENTIST, after examining my teeth: Wow. Everything’s looking great. You’re doing a great job.
ME: …Thank you! I’ve been trying to floss? More regularly?
MY DENTIST: Really. You should know what a great job you’re doing.
MY DENTIST: I see a lot of people in here, and you are one of the people who’s doing a great job.
ME (so moved): …..Seriously…I really appreciate that.
MY DENTIST: Honestly. Just…really, really good job.
ME: (SOBBING) THANK YOU